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go back to

1. To have a history or existence that extends to a certain period of time in the past. Our organization's ties with this community go back to when the town was first settled in 1837. My Irish heritage goes back to when my great-great-great grandfather married the daughter of a wealthy Irish landowner.
2. To resume or continue something, often a particular task or activity. As soon as dinner was over, the kids went back to playing outside. Once the home repairs are done, we'll be able to go back to our normal routine.
3. To direct attention or focus back to something. Let's go back to James's comment because I think it really sums up this part of the novel.
See also: back, go

go back to someone or something

to return to someone, something, or some place. She went back to her husband after a few months. Sharon had to go back to her office for a few minutes.
See also: back, go
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He said that 'The N200,000 to be benefited by the IDPs that are willing to go back to their indigenous communities will be given in 4 batches.
"I believe in him and I believe to go back to Italy after two years in England is important."
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The committee that developed the criteria for the plaques considered how far to go back in time and decided to go back to just after the 1998 U.S.
Waitress Pam Thomas, 30, of Barnard Castle, said: "I tend to go back to the same place twice and then go somewhere else.
"I decided to go back to Egypt after I saw on television the changes that took place in Al-Suiz, my home town," Sayyid Hifni, a designer for a Saudi newspaper, told Arab News.
"Sue's story started at the Felin Sgwrsio in Felinheli and it's easy these days with the aid of censuses and birth and death registers to go back to the 1700s.
Asked whether they would consider going back to school to learn skills for a new career, 87 per cent said they would like to go back to school.
However, they have yet to decide whether to stay in camp or go back to hometowns, they confided.
Paris, July 20 (ANI): The Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) has said he's sure that mankind will go back to the Moon as soon as 2020 or 2025.
I can go back to my flat in Cranley Crescent and get a jumper, but not a roll-neck because I don't have any of those, except the ones at Mum's house.
"It was my dream to go back to a former club and to have 40,000 people boo me every single time I touched the ball.
But while his two team-mates have agreed permanent deals with the Blues, the young Dane has opted to go back to Arsenal after his 13-goal haul helped the Blues clinch promotion.
Then you have to go back to the maintenance table of contents, find the maintenance task again, and go to it.